New York Times Report on Heathrow Noise & SuperAdobe Domes

LONDON - Pity the poor schoolchildren, at least when the jets scream overhead, which they do about once a minute

Students at Hounslow Heath school under a dome that reduces the noise from nearby Heathrow Airport, the busiest in Europe. 'The domes look like hobbit homes, but the school's head teacher, Kathryn Harper-Quinn, said they make it much easier for students to concentrate, especially for those whose first language is not English. "You need to listen to the teacher, but as you need to refocus each time after a plane flies over, you start losing energy," she said.

With the domes, said Caroline Macgill, another teacher, the school is able to hold twice as many outdoor classes and is seeing better results from students.'

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Earth Domes Mitigate Risk to Health from Aircraft Noise

Reuters, Oct. 29 - UK researchers say long-term exposure to aircraft noise increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. A five year study focusing on the noise produced by planes flying in and out of Heathrow reveals a higher rate of hospitalisation for people living near the airport than for those who live in quieter environments.

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Heathrow Ltd excited by exotic manicured moonscape

Emma-Jane Kirby from Radio 4’s PM talks to staff at Hounslow Heath Infant School along with Small Earth’s Julian Faulkner and Matt Gorman, the Sustainability Director of Heathrow Ltd, BBC Radio 4 - PM, 6th May '13

Emma-Jane Kirby from Radio 4's PM talks to staff at Hounslow Heath Infant School along with Small Earth's Julian Faulkner and Matt Gorman, the Sustainability Director of Heathrow Ltd, in a report on the effects of aircraft noise and how our Earth Domes are aiding outside learning.

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New Reuters Report on our Earth Domes under the Flightpath

A school near London's Heathrow airport has come up with an innovative solution - superadobe structures originally designed for use in earthquake zones

Disaster zone shelters help UK school reduce jet noise

July 9 - Frustrated by the noise of trans-Atlantic airplanes flying low overhead, a school near London's Heathrow airport has come up with an innovative solution - superadobe structures originally designed for use in earthquake zones. Jim Drury went for a look.

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Sandpit and Jumping Tower at Grove Road Primary School

Our sandpit and jumping tower, surrounded by a dry  moat with crawling tunnels at Grove Road Primary School Hounslow

Our sandpit and jumping tower, surrounded by a dry moat with crawling tunnels at Grove Road primary School, Hounslow is now complete and the children are loving it. Work is now progressing on a 4metre dome, pond and water dome.

Sandpit and Jumping Tower at Grove Road Primary School Sandpit and Jumping Tower at Grove Road Primary School Sandpit and Jumping Tower at Grove Road Primary School

BBC Radio London, Adobe Earth Domes, Children, Cheerfulness

Penny SmithKathryn Harper-Quinn, Headteacher at Hounslow Heath Infants School talking to Radio London's Penny Smith about the beneficial impact that Small Earth's SuperAdobe Earth Domes are having on the children's welfare and learning experience.

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Pupils Help Paint Small Earth’s Hayward Gallery Playscape

Originally built for Southbank's  Festival of the World, our "London Earth Creature" and other playscape elements have been decorated by artist Jennifer Camilleri for this year's Festival of Neighbourhood which will run throughout the Summer.

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Pupils help paint Small Earth’s Hayward Gallery Playscape Pupils help paint Small Earth’s Hayward Gallery Playscape Pupils help paint Small Earth’s Hayward Gallery Playscape

Small Earth's Domes Discussed on Radio London Breakfast Show

British Company makes Star Wars DomesThe Deputy Leader of Hounslow Borough Council, Colin Ellar, talking with BBC Radio London's Penny Smith about Small Earth's SuperAdobe domes and playscapes at Hounslow Heath Infants School in Hounslow.

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Russian TV Report on Small Earth's SuperAdobe Domes

Russia's main tv channel following up on the story about the noise mitigating properties of our domesRussia's main TV channel following up on the story about the noise mitigating properties of Small Earth's SuperAdobe earth domes under Heathrow's flight path, at Hounslow Heath Infants School.

The video includes interviews with Julian Faulkner, Kathryn Harper-Quinn (Headteacher) and pupils at the school.

http://www.1tv.ru/news/other/232752

BBC Radio Berkshire Interview with Small Earth

BBC Radio BerkshireBBC Radio Berkshire's Phil Kennedy in conversation with Small Earth's Director Julian Faulkner and a Deputy Head of Hounslow Heath Infant School, Patricia Stack, about the noise mitigating properties of the SuperAdobe Earth Domes in the school's playground, which is situated directly under the flightpath near Heathrow Airport.

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